Aunt Melina’s Fig Cake

2006-01-12
  • Yield : 36
  • Servings : 36
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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Truly a CAJUN COUNTRY recipe. This recipe was received from Mae Mae Breaux and very comparable to Aunt Melina Falcon’s recipe. Remember Aunt Melina never used measuring cups; always a handful of this and a pinch of that. Mae Mae watched her for several years and came up with this recipe. We can’t tell the difference and I bet Aunt Melina wouldn’t either, if she were still with us.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 cups pecans, broken
  • 1 to 2 cups raisins (optional)
  • 1 to 2 cups dates (optional)
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz Orange marmalade or Orange rinds (thin julienne)
  • 1 quart canned figs, crushed

Directions

Step 1

Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Mix all liquid ingredients separately.

Step 2

Combine dry and liquid ingredients and bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees in a 10x16-inch pan.

During holidays, bake in mini loaf pans to give as gifts.



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